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NHS preparing to 'stockpile' drugs for no deal Brexit

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 20:59
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says talks are under way to secure supplies of medicine and blood products.
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NHS blood scandal: 'I don't want him to have died in vain'

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 18:26
In the 1970s and 1980s thousands of UK patients were given blood products infected with Hepatitis C and HIV.
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Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 16:48
Dutch scientists call an immediate halt to research with the anti-impotence drug in pregnancy.
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Scottish prescription costs rise by 25% over 10 years

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:22
The price of medicines, plus an increase in the number of prescriptions, has led to a larger bill for the Scottish government.
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Optician's eye test 'could spot early dementia signs'

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 13:37
Researchers say it could help to identify dementia earlier when the condition is easier to treat.
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HPV jab will be given to boys, government says

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:07
Adolescent boys in England will now get the vaccine for which girls are already eligible.
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Taxi 'hero' praised for looking after woman with dementia

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:27
The driver stayed with the woman until he and police officers were able to reunite her with her family.
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Boy, 4, befriends Nottingham dementia patient, 91

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:53
Daniel was only 18 months old when he first met Stuart at a care home.
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Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:34
More drugs are being prescribed to young people in Britain, despite concerns about potential harm.
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Record number of severely obese children

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:31
One in 25 children fell into the category when they left primary school last year, figures show.
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A GP's advice on staying healthy in the heatwave

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 19:02
Dr Rosemary Leonard advises elderly people in particular to take care and drink lots of water.
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UK heatwave: Met Office says stay out of the sun

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:56
A heat health alert has been issued for parts of England for most of this week by the Met Office.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 09:39
It is unclear how many people have received faulty vaccines for rabies and other diseases.
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The boy whose arthritic eyes threaten Marine dream

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:59
An aspiring Royal Marine hopes an unusual arthritis diagnosis will not derail his career plans.
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Parents of premature babies face a further trauma - PTSD

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:54
There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says.
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First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:47
A drug that can stop people getting recurrent bouts of malaria has been approved by regulators in the United States.
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How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:44
Hundreds of lives may have been saved during the latest Ebola outbreak after one key development.
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Richard Bacon: 'The most shocking moment of my life'

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 13:39
TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has told the BBC about the moment he was told he had to be put into a coma for at least a week.
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Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 01:17
Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice.
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'I was trapped in my mind for a decade, now I'm going to be a dad'

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 00:35
Martin Pistorius had locked-in syndrome for more than a decade. Now he's about to become a father.
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